This show is a special Shloyshim program in memory of Israel (Izzy) Arbeiter ז״ל, Holocaust survivor and founder and former long-time president of the American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston, who passed away Oct. 29, 2021, at the age of 96. This show is sponsored by The American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston and Descendants.
The first part features remarks in memory of Izzy, while the second contains excerpts of his recordings for The Yiddish Voice.
Janet Stein Calm, President The American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston and Descendants (with remarks read in Yiddish by Dovid Braun);
Tania Lefman, Holocaust survivor, long-time friend of Arbeiter's, and treasurer of the American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston;
Rabbi Moshe Waldoks of Temple Beth Zion, Boston, who officiated at Arbeiter's funeral; and
Dovid Braun, a co-host of The Yiddish Voice and director of the YIVO Yiddish Summer Program
Recordings of Izzy Arbeiter for The Yiddish Voice:
excerpt of Izzy's interview in 2005 discussing early life and family in Plock, Poland;
excerpt of Izzy's interview in 2019 discussing one episode of nearly miraculous survival in 1942 in the midst of the Holocaust;
excerpt of Izzy's interview in 1995 discussing the opening of the New England Holocaust Memorial and his personal history as a survivor;
excerpt of Izzy's greeting for Passover in 2020 (recorded March 31, 2020)
Shimon Yisraeli: Zog Nit Keyn Mol (lyrics: Shmerke Kaczerginski)
Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz